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Three More Women Come Forward To Accuse Harvey Weinstein Of Rape In Hollywood Sex Assault Scandal


Actress Asia Argento says Harvey Weinstein raped her after he invited her to a party — and she arrived to find him alone in a hotel room in just a bathrobe.

She said Weinstein made her give him a massage with lotion then forcibly performed oral sex on her.

The Italian actress, 21 at the time, told The New Yorker magazine she was terrified by the “horrible trauma”. She added: “He was so big. It wouldn’t stop. It was a nightmare. I was not willing.

“I said, ‘No, no, no!’ It’s twisted. A scary fairytale.”

Afterwards she said she told Weinstein: “I am not a whore.” He laughed and said he would put those words on a T-shirt.

Asia, 42, star of 2002 movie xXx, said Weinstein’s attack took place in a French Riviera hotel when she was working on crime drama B Monkey, distributed by his Miramax firm.

The actress admitted she later willingly had sexual encounters with Weinstein, adding: “After the rape, he won.”

In 2000 she directed a film called Scarlet Diva in which a heavy-set producer corners Asia’s character in a hotel room, asks for a massage and tries to assault her.

She said other women later told her they realised the attacker was based on Weinstein.

Weinstein himself was also said to have recognised he was the inspiration and told her: “Ha, ha, very funny.”

Asia is one of three women who told The New Yorker that Weinstein, 65, had raped them.

Lucia Evans said he set up a meeting in his office in 2004 when she was an aspiring actress using the name Lucia Stoller.

She claimed once there they briefly talked about possible roles — then he pounced, forcing her to perform oral sex.

Lucia added: “I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this. Stop. Don’t’. He’s a big guy. He overpowered me.”

A third woman, who did not wish to be named, said Weinstein lured her to a hotel room under a false pretext then “forced himself on me sexually”.

The woman said she considered calling police but had to work with Weinstein further.

She added: “I was in a vulnerable position and I needed my job. It just increases the shame and the guilt.”

The rape allegations come after The New Yorker spoke to 13 women who say they were assaulted or sexually harassed by Weinstein between the 1990s and 2015.

The latest names to come forward and claim they were targeted by the producer are Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.

Gwyneth, 45, claimed Weinstein tried it on with her after hiring her as a 22- year-old for the lead in Jane Austen adaptation Emma.

While Angelina, 42, said she had a “bad experience” with the producer while at a junket for his film Playing by Heart in 1998. He was said to have made an “unwanted advance” and Angelina ne­ver worked with him again.

Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino, 50, and Rosanna Arquette, 58, also claimed their careers suffered after they rejected his advances.

Filipino-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, 24, alleged he grabbed her breast.

Last night, Hangover star Heather Graham, 47, also said Weinstein once implied she had to sleep with him to get roles.

She said: “He mentioned he had an agreement with his wife. He could sleep with whomever he wanted when he was out of town.”

Matt Damon, 47, also denied reports he tried to kill a 2004 expose on Weinstein, saying: “It’s not something I would do.”

Hillary Clinton said she was appalled by the revelations surrounding the mogul, who had donated to her campaigns.

Weinstein’s spokesman said: “Mr Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations.

“But with respect to women who have made allegations on the record, Mr Weinstein believes all of these relationships were consensual.

“Mr Weinstein has begun counselling and is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance.”

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